The benefits of being UKAS accredited is widely recognised within the asbestos sector and provides clients with confidence that they can trust the company they choose to employ for their surveying, testing and analysis requirements.

ASKAMS have 3 UKAS accredited laboratories located throughout the UK and are going to open a 4th in our new regional office based in the South East. By gaining UKAS accreditation we are able to underpin our staff’s specialist knowledge in the compliance sector with the professional status that comes with certification.

In our industry it is not a legal requirement to be UKAS accredited for surveying but in order to have samples analysed you must find a laboratory with ISO 17025. It is so important to us to be able to offer our clients a full compliance service without the need for them to shop around for several different companies to provide them with what they need.

In 2015 as part of our development we became accredited for the analysis of asbestos in soil which adds to our capabilities as being able to offer our existing and prospective clients a highly efficient quality service covering all of their potential needs.

The industry we are in means that projects often go hand-in- hand such as property developments, land remediation and large scale refurbishments. By including UKAS accreditation for soil analysis it strengthens our message that we are a ‘one-stop- shop’ of quality services.